In this picture of the USS Intrepid (CV-11), there appears to be an aircraft parked with the tail hanging off the deck:
The caption gives a clue:
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) operating in the Philippine Sea in November 1944. Note the Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter parked on an outrigger forward of her island.
This "outrigger" appears to be some sort of triangular structure to partially support the aircraft's weight:
Further research, however, turns up no more information about this "outrigger." So:
- What exactly was this device?
- How was it used?
- What's its history?
- Who manufactured it?